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Traditional Anchors and Gear Placement

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Traditional Anchors + Gear placement

This is a 1 day plus course designed for the beginner/ intermediate climber. In this course the focus is traditional anchors and placing traditional protection. Students are to learn how to place traditional pro and join components to construct anchors. In the evening on day 1 students will meet at Cultivate Climbing for an introduction and overview of the course. Day 2 students will meet at the discussed location for a full day of instruction, practice and application. 

Included: Shoes, harnesses, helmets and other climbing  related gear

Not included: Feel free to bring any personal climbing shoes or harnesses as long as they meet manufacturer’s standards of age and wear (ie: not older than 8 years or heavily worn). 

What to know: Be ready for a full day outdoor. Bring hiking shoes, food, water, sunscreen, bugspray, etc

For this course, we recommend that all participants take our Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing class first to learn all of the essential basics of outdoor climbing. If you are already familiar with the fundamentals of outdoor climbing (tying in, belaying, communication, risk management and movement) as opposed to indoor climbing, you can take this course.
Nope! We have all the necessary equipment you will need. However, if you do have your own gear, you are allowed to use it as long as it is no older than 8 years old.
Please be sure to bring a pair of hiking shoes. This can be boots or sneakers but please NO open toed sandals. You will want to bring plenty of water, about 2 liters per person, food and snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, a rain jacket, and any other personal items you may want as we do not typically provide the aforementioned items. It is highly recommended to bring layers with you. You may also want to bring a change of clothes to leave in the vehicle, just in case. ​ Bring a camera! We will take some photos and share them with you, at no additional cost, but sometimes we aren’t offered much opportunity to snap photos (as we are working hard to take care of you) and so you may want to bring a camera of your own.
Even if you aren’t interested in leading a climb, if your partner leads the climb and sets the anchor, it would be very helpful for them if you knew how to clean the anchor and get down safely. This course gives top-ropers the opportunity to learn how to safely remove an anchor and get back to the ground. Knowing how to clean and build anchors also makes you a more capable outdoor climbing partner.